‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes Not Pleased Her DGA Diversity Award Even Exists

Source:  Billy Nilles / Zap2It.com

As the creator of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” Shonda Rhimes has put some of the most diverse casts around on TV, but she’s not too thrilled about being honored for it.

At the Directors Guild of America Awardson Saturday (Jan. 25), Rhimes and “Scandal” executive producer Betsy Beers were given the Diversity Award and, in her acceptance speech, Rhimes made clear that she’s beyond ready for the day that such an award needn’t even exist.

“When I heard I was getting a Diversity Award, I was really, truly, profoundly honored. I began to get calls from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, etc., and I was asked to comment on the award. Asked how good I felt about the award. Asked if it made me feel like I was doing the right thing. Asked if it had been a struggle making diversity happen on my casts and crews.

“While I’m still really and truly profoundly honored to receive this award, but I was also a little p***ed off,” Rhimes says, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “So was Betsy. So over many, many, many bottles of wine we discussed this.

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  • http://luvsiesous.com/ el_guero2000

    Roland, when will Hollywood, and CNN executives, hire based upon credentials instead of upon prejudice?


  • Kathy L Furlow

    Yes! Say it loud, why are we proud of ignorance. Ahhhh!!! All I can say is Richard Sherman me! Know that I am intelligent. I don’t need you to understand I’m brilliant, I need you to understand your ignorance.